Astrobiology

Astrobiology is a full-year genuinely integrated science curriculum that weaves its way through the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and Earth science, as well as sociology, ethics, and the psychology of human thought and behavior. It kindles interest and curiosity in students and offers an exciting entry into high-school science.

Astrobiology students experience science in a meaningful way.
Astrobiology students address exciting Challenges as they wrestle with age-old questions of how life on Earth originated, and what is life’s future on Earth and investigate the fascinating story of searching for life in the universe.

Astrobiology students learn like scientists.
Students learn about, explore, and participate in the real processes of science research and discovery through a series of inquiry-based activities.

Astrobiology is for ALL students.
The reading in Astrobiology is accessible to all students. Science content is delivered in student-friendly, easily readable, manageable bites.


Chapters

Chapter 1: Cosmic Questions

Chapter 1: Cosmic Questions

Chapter 2: Worlds in Our Universe

Chapter 2: Worlds in Our Universe

Chapter 3: Where Do Elements Come From?

Chapter 3: Where Do Elements Come From?

Chapter 4: What is Life?

Chapter 4: What is Life?

Chapter 5: The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 5: The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 6: Cellular Basis of Life

Chapter 6: Cellular Basis of Life

Chapter 7: Evolution and Diversity

Chapter 7: Evolution and Diversity

Chapter 8: History of Life on Earth

Chapter 8: History of Life on Earth

Chapter 9: What is Habitability?

Chapter 9: What is Habitability?

Chapter 10: Finding Energy and Raw Materials on Habitable Worlds

Chapter 10: Finding Energy and Raw Materials on Habitable Worlds

Chapter 11: Planetary Systems that Contribute to Habitability

Chapter 11: Planetary Systems that Contribute to Habitability

Chapter 12: Is There Life Elsewhere?

Chapter 12: Is There Life Elsewhere?

Chapter 13: Signals from Space

Chapter 13: Signals from Space

Chapter 14: Searching for Extrasolar Planets

Chapter 14: Searching for Extrasolar Planets

Chapter 15: Exploring Planets and Moons

Chapter 15: Exploring Planets and Moons

Chapter 16: The End is the Beginning

Chapter 16: The End is the Beginning


Authors

Jeff Lockwood

Jeff Lockwood

Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Teon E. Edwards

Teon E. Edwards

Jamie Larsen

Jamie Larsen

Chris Randall

Chris Randall